A top media practitioner has claimed the entertainer has still not regained freedom Saying that Embattled veteran Nollywood actor Chinwetalu Agu has allegedly been arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS.
According to a Nigerian writer, Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu who writes under the pen name Mazi Nwonwu, alleged the actor was picked up by the DSS. In a post on his Facebook page on Friday, Nwonwu claimed that Chinwetalu Agu is presently in the custody of the secret police. “Chiwetalu Agu is still not free.
“He is with DSS now. Colleagues say they are looking for a top lawyer to bail him,” Nwonwu wrote.
Recall that there were widespread reports on Friday that Agu had been released by the Nigerian Army, following his arrest on Thursday, for wearing Biafra regalia.
Agu was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State. His manhandling and subsequent seizure was strongly condemned by majority of social media users. The army came out to say it arrested Agu for soliciting support for the proscribed separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
A statement put out by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu had said: “Troops of Nigerian Army (NA) have arrested one Chiwetalu Agu while inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“Dressed in a very well known attire of the proscribed group, Chiwetalu Agu was picked up for questioning while inciting members of the public to join the proscribed group. Though he attempted putting up some resistance when troops made effort to take him into custody, he was not assaulted or subjected to brutalization.
“While the NA recognizes the inalienable rights of the citizenry to freedom of movement and expression as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is apparently a violation for any individual or group to incite the public to cause mayhem or break down of law and order.
It is therefore pertinent to state that while exercising such freedoms, it must be done within the confines of the law, bearing in mind the imperative for peace, and national security